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Reformatting My laptop crashed and the only solution I have left is to reformat it. When I get to the reformat screen however it asks for a password, and I never remember setting one nor what it is if there is one. It gives a hint, but the it only says birth. How do I reformat?

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The password is six zeros

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Nah, Acer's have a partition to reformat, it does not use the cd. I figured out the password though.

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You need to obtain a windows cd and use the setup to completely reformat the drive

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